This article explains what to do if your wireless Bluetooth mouse is stuck on your Mac with macOS Big Sur.
There is nothing more annoying than a slow and sluggish mouse, especially when you are in the mood to get some serious work done. Below, you’ll find steps to resolve an unresponsive, slow, or sluggish mouse on a Mac with MacOS bugs.
Fix slow or sluggish mouse on Mac bug
A slow or slow mouse on your Mac can have a variety of causes, ranging from weak batteries, a faulty mouse, and incorrect settings to software-related issues.
Here are some ways to fix mouse lag or a slow mouse on Mac, starting with simple methods, before moving on to more complex solutions.
Try the following steps first
If you notice that your mouse is slow on your Mac bug head, make sure that the mouse has a built-in rechargeable battery in case you charge it. If it uses batteries, check if they need to be replaced.
For example, some Magic Mouse models may have built-in rechargeable batteries. You can check the battery level by clicking the Bluetooth icon in your Mac’s menu bar.
If the battery level is very low, connect it to your Mac or USB power charger using the Lightning to USB Cable and charge the mouse.
Turn the mouse off and on. If your mouse has a power button, use it to turn it off. Then wait for a few seconds and then turn it on.
For example, the Magic Mouse has a power switch on the bottom. If your mouse has a removable battery, remove the battery, wait a few seconds, and then reinsert it.
Restart your Mac. You can do this by going to the Apple menu > Restart.
If you think your mouse seems to be lagging because the cursor is slow to follow the mouse movement, you may want to check the settings by going to System Preferences > Mouse. Then set the tracking speed.
Make sure your Mac is running the latest version of macOS software. You can do this by going to System Preferences > Software Update.
Clean the mouse. Turn off the mouse (or remove its battery) and then wipe the body of the mouse with a soft microfiber cloth.
Try resetting your Mac’s SMC. Check out Apple’s documentation
Restart your Mac in safe mode to see if that helps. Here’s how:
On your Mac, you can go to Apple menu > About This Mac to determine if you’re using an Intel-based Mac or a Mac with Apple Silicon. After choosing, follow these steps:
Shut down your Mac and wait for your Mac to shut down completely.
Turn on your Mac and immediately press and hold the Shift key.
Hold Shift until you see the login window. Then sign in.
Shut down your Mac.
Press and hold the Power button to turn on your Mac and press the Power button until the startup options window appears.
Select your startup disk, press Shift, and click Continue in Safe Mode.
Then sign in.
Test the mouse problem in safe mode. Then exit safe mode (by simply restarting your Mac) and try your problem again.
Reset the Bluetooth module on your Mac
If you are facing this issue, please try resetting your Mac’s Bluetooth model. During this process, you lose all your Bluetooth connections. Please note, if desired, you can turn on Bluetooth on your Mac without using a keyboard, mouse, or trackpad. Here’s how:
Press the Option + Shift keys together on the keyboard.
While holding down the keys, click the Bluetooth icon in the upper left corner of your Mac’s menu bar.
Then click on the Reset Bluetooth Model option. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
If that doesn’t work, you can also reset all connected Apple devices. As the name suggests, this will reset Apple-branded Bluetooth accessories like the Magic Mouse to their default settings, which may solve your problem.
Delete preference files
Delete the mouse preference files (.plist files). Here’s how it might solve your problem:
Open your library folder. You can do this by going to Finder > Go > Go to Folder. This will open a dialog window. Then enter:
Click on the Preferences folder. And find these files:
Then drag these files to your desktop.
Restart your Mac.
Examine the mouse. If that doesn’t fix it, you can keep the files you’ve moved back to your desktop. If it is fixed, you can delete these files.